TicWatch Pro 3 and TicWatch E3 will receive Wear OS 3.0 update
We have good news for owners of TicWatch Pro 3 and TicWatch E3, as these two smartwatches are expected to receive the Wear OS 3.0 update.
A source familiar with the matter said To be tidied that Mobvoi’s TicWatch Pro 3 and TicWatch E3 will be upgraded to the new Wear OS. For the uninitiated, it’s the new unified operating system built by Google and Samsung (with fitness tracking from Fitbit) that is expected to debut on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 this year.
However, there will be a wait. According to our source, the software deployment on these TicWatches will not take place until the end of this year Ã¢ â¬ â or early 2022.
This is good news as there is still so much uncertainty on the part of Google and its hardware partners. So far, there has been no official confirmation whether current watches will be able to support the new version of Wear, which is absurd considering that the TicWatch E3 only launched last month.
So far, Fossil has been the only partner to confirm that its current Wear OS watches will not be able to upgrade to Wear OS 3.0, although it will launch its Gen 6 watch on the new platform.
We approached Suunto to find out if their Suunto 7 Wear watch will be updated, but they couldn’t confirm if this update will happen.
Qualcomm, which provides the chipsets powering smartwatches running Wear OS, said current Wear watches running on its Snapdragon 3100 and 4100 processors are technically capable of running Wear OS 3.0.
He said he’s actively looking to bring the experience to watches running on the Wear 4100 platform.
This Wear 4100 platform is something the TicWatch Pro 3 and E3 have in common. This could explain why these two smartwatches will be upgradeable and it may indicate that hardware limitations are one of the reasons why current Wear watches might not be able to get this update.
Google hasn’t said much on the subject either, and recently released the following statement:
“User experience is a top priority for us. We have not confirmed the eligibility or timeline for whether a Wear OS smartwatch will be updated to the new unified platform. There are many technical requirements. to run the unified platform that ensures all components of the user experience is optimized. “
For now, TicWatch Pro 3 and E3 owners can at least be happy to hear that they won’t miss out on the new features promised with the new Wear. Now it’s the turn of Casio, Suunto, Oppo, Montblanc, Tag Heuer and Louis Vuitton to see if they too will join the new Wear party.